As your Alexandria, Virginia newborn photographer, some of my favorite sessions are quiet, intimate motherhood sessions. Just you and your baby. Sweet details like flaky skin and the way your hand gently and naturally curves around his head. Feeding your baby. That holy connection that anyone in the room can feel. The sweet and special relationship forever documented in photographs for both of you.
One day you’ll look back at these photographs and realize how strong you were. You’ll see that you were all your baby needed. These early days are so hard. They’re isolating and can be filled with self-doubt. It’s so hard to see that you’re doing it – with grace – when you’re right in the middle of it. I hope that one day, the images I create for you will help you see the connection and strength you had right from the very beginning.
Some of you may recognize this mama from her maternity session that you can see here. That session was also featured over on The Kindred Path’s journal here.
Mama is a birth doula and childbirth educator. She is the owner of Fairfax Birth Care and I’d highly encourage you to give her a follow on IG. You’ll receive authentic, educated, thoughtful insight into new mamahood from a childbirth professional. If you’re expecting and considering a doula or childbirth classes, I can’t recommend her enough! You can find more information on her website.
Look at these flaky little baby feet!
Little round baby bellies are probably my favorite detail!
I would love to help you document your own motherhood story. If you would like more information about a session with me, I’d love to invite you to send a little note my way here.
Did you know my studio wardrobe is available to all of my clients? I know how challenging it can be to find pieces that you love for an ever-changing body. My studio wardrobe is a well-curated collection of boutique and designer dresses for both new and expectant mothers. I also have beautiful options for children up to around age 8. You can read more about my studio wardrobe here.
Clothing for mom was provided by the studio wardrobe. Dress: Free People
Jun 10, 2021